In a move intended to raise awareness of female genital mutilation, Swedish culture minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth this week commissioned a large cake shaped like a black woman, the cutting of which symbolically starting at the clitoris. The "art installation" instead turned into what most consider a "racist spectacle," says Kitimbwa Sabuni of the National Afro-Swedish Association, and have prompted calls for the culture minister's dismissal.
Adelsohn Liljeroth defended her actions, saying the anger should be directed at the cake's artist, not at her, and claiming the situation was "misinterpreted." "Art needs to be provocative," she said.
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